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Activities To Teach Preschool Kids About Taste Sense
My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?
Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely could: Playing any sort of video games (or having screen time) before bed is likely to negatively impact sleep- these games make the brain "wake up" and its hard then to calm down to go to sleep. Violent games may cause the child to be have scary thoughts before bed and make it tough to fall asleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hope so: I would like to think so. But if they do, it's not working very well! ...Read more
Am dating online, and they keep playing mind games. Why do they enjoy this type of childish behavior?
Bad idea: Never put your trust in someone until you know them well including their background .You are playing with your life. ...Read more
They are handing out child stress kits to parents so they wont abuse their kids. Toys and candy. How (and who) would that help?
Who has the stress?: If the kids are stressed, then a kit with appropriate toys and activities might help them. If the parents are stressed, then giving the kids something to do might help briefly. However, in the long run, other steps must be taken. There are many resources online and in most communities. You may also continue to ask our ht experts in pediatrics, child psychiatry, psychiatry, clinical psychology, fp. ...Read more
Parenting: That's complicated. Unfortunately, some parents don't even realize they are teaching bad habits, either because of their ignorance, or they don't realize the child is imitating them. It also depends on what you mean by bad habits. Swearing? Telling lies? Hitting? Children will hopefully get some other feedback on these habits; like in school or their peers, and be able to change their behavior. ...Read more
Patience: What we do, of course, depends upon the age of the child. But certain principles are constant. Be truthful.Reaffirm that you are doing everything in your power to provide a safe environment.Emphasize that the circumstances are very unusual and rarely happen. Help them think of the positive things in life. These strategies help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?
Not necessarily: I am a neurologist and to my knowledge your description of things is not sufficient to diagnose Asperger syndrome though certainly some features may be present. Other things should also be looked at and ruled out. I would be happy to help direct you in this regard. Write me-www.healthtap.com/DR-Saghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kinds of healthy food that helps students studying and strengthen their memory and make them more amenable to accommodate their school lessons?
I'd love to know: Hard to say, but the mediterranean diet seems healthy and protects against many eventual problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Would avoid junk foods, sugars, candy, soft drinks of any kind, but maybe increase lean protein, and encourage exercise and avoidance of smoking, alcohol, and recreational drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fear: Most anxiety is rooted in some basic fear. Some are afraid of failing. Others afraid they cannot make friends. Some feel different. Some have been bullied. Some may feel insecure about their academic abilities. If you have anxiety, see someone who can help. A counselor, your doctor. Acupuncture and chinese medicine as well as homeopathy can also help anxiety a lot! ...Read more
How to deal with dental phobia in teens.
17 year old girl who fights and screams at the dental office.
Cannot afford sedation?
Some ideas: Staying calm yourself probably will help them. The unknown can provoke anxiety, so depending upon their age you may want to explain the situation, and the steps being taken to address the situation. Don't just describe the problem, also describe the solution. Again, depending upon their age, information given in a realistic, honest, yet hopeful manner may help them stay calm. ...Read more
Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you had to teach human sexuality to children or adolescents in homeschool, what are some things thing ok if religious?
Be realIstic: A religious ovum is fertilized just as easily as an atheist ovum. A religious body is just as susceptible to STDs as an atheist body. Ignorance caused tremendous suffering in earlier times. We're blessed with modern knowledge that gives us much more control over them. If your kids don't learn it from you, who will teach it to them properly? Knowledge is power. We owe it to them to give it to them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2yr old is in a small family daycare we love,. His language &social skills are advanced. Does he need preschool or can we wait until pre-k?
Need? No...: It sounds like your son is in a loving environment. Children his age (and older) learn through play and connection. He doesn't "need" preschool. Read to him, talk to him, explain things to him, and most of all have fun! I bet he is already getting those things at the family daycare. My vote - if you are happy where he is there is no need to change. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
can brain training web games (eg lumosity.Com) be harmful to kids above 3 years? Kids seem to love playing it - but is there any side-effect?
Above three?: Do you mean above or below the age of three? Recent studies suggest that children under the age of two, really do not benefit from any video electronics. They can be too overstimulating. All children's tv programming should be limited to no more than one hour per day. I do not believe in having a tv in a child's room. You are not doing your kids a favor by exposing them too early to media. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Basic hygiene lessons on hand washing after toileting, brushing teeth everyday, healthy foods, water vs soda and get out and play. Don't forget safety talks about seat belts, strangers, social media caution. Limit TV/Screen time to no more than 2 hours a day. http://www.healthline.com/health-slideshow/healthy-habits-mothers-should-teach-kids#1 ...Read more
Should parents ask their teens to tell them about kids with dangerous behavior, drugs, weapons? Should they alert authorities or kids' parents? @drpam
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